We’ve been impressed with the mental strength Alan Pardew has shown this year – when the results at Newcastle have been simply terrible.
Alan Pardew at his lowest point of the year – at Stoke?
But while other managers may have resigned, there’s been no such move from Pardew – even after an anonymous group went all out to try to get him fired a few weeks ago.
Of course with three tremendous wins in a row, against all the odds, we haven’t heard too much from the anonymous sack.pardew brigade, but just wait after our next defeat for them to be out in force again.
We always knew Alan was a confident guy, and this is what he said last night:
“I do think there is a ‘law of our land’ in the North-East.” “I’ve tried to cut through a little bit and keep a consistency with what’s going on.”
“I think we have to learn that as a squad, and I said to the squad after the Man City game that probably on social media and everything, it’s now going to be – we’ve got the best young players in the country and we’ve got a great chance of winning the cup’.”
“Yet really and truly we’ve had two great results away from home and that’s our season.” “Let’s just keep it in perspective and fight like hell against Liverpool. That’s what we intend to do.”
“I don’t know about being relaxed – I’m just very tired.” “As an experienced manager, I’ve experienced times like that before. “Not perhaps with the scale of the media criticism that I was receiving.”
“But certainly in terms of results I’ve had results like that at Charlton and West Ham, and you have to try to find a solution.”
“If you don’t believe you’re strong enough as a character to find a solution, then don’t do the job. “I’m confident I can do this job, and I was always confident I could turn it around.”
“It would certainly lift us into a position in the league that I think would be acceptable, given the outlay we’ve done and the squad we’ve had.”
“At the moment, we’re obviously under that, but a win would get us back on an even keel, but I think that’s all.”
Alan is very straight there, and yes a win against the Reds would see us in a decent position tonight.
Pardew has been under very intense pressure all year, so we are not all that surprised the man is tired.
But Alan could get some vital energy tomorrow night if he can guide Newcastle to a fourth successive win at home against Liverpool.
And that just about would cancel out the first few games of the season, when we found ourselves in the bottom three in the league.
We would love to see our lads win again tomorrow afternoon at home to Liverpool.
Howay The Lads!!
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